Skydrops Ore seeds Miningworld Crop farms Spawners Coin flipping Skydrops/warzone So as a new player I always found it hard to make a solid income to improve my balance and found that my balance would rather decline than improve and so thought I’d write this handy guide that should help new players when joining skybounds as well as those who just want to improve their balance. First, I would like to suggest skydrops being a good way for new players to start to earn stars such as opening warzone chests and finding economy tickets (some can be a low amount of stars but most that I have found have a decent amount of stars to claim) however I highly suggest to right click the ticket and soon as you have it in your hot bar so that even if you are killed in the warzone, you still managed to get the stars. Another thing when venturing out into the warzone is to always bring a cheap pickaxe such as an unenchanted iron or diamond one to then be able to mine the ores that are spread out in the warzone, this allows you to mine for free (except that you may be killed at any point if not in an outpost) which means when you teleport out of the warzone (using /home or /spawn and must stand still for 10 seconds to then successfully be teleported out) and then use /market to see your ores. Skydrops are useful for those newly starting players to get items such as ore seeds, armour, ores, paper schematics and so many more items that will allow you to make an income in player value (having items to use on your island) and to sell onto other players or at the market. Ore seeds Ore seeds are a semi-easily accessible plugin from the server, to allow you to spawn in ores using smooth stone and an ore seed, it’ll transform the smooth stone into ores which you can then smelt and craft into blocks to then sell to the banker as ore blocks (iron, gold, diamond, emerald) sells for more than normal ores sold at the miner. Ore seeds are able to be found from skydrops or openables found from mining cobblestone or smooth stone (ancient runes/legendary relics/ immortal stone) and therefore can open them to get a range of different levelled and different ore seeds. As well as opening ore seed boxes, if you get your hands on the gingie set; it’ll allow you to get a better chance of unlocking a better ore seed with a higher spawn rate which therefore gives you a lot more ore to mine and so a bigger income. Another thing that’ll expand your profit is if you use a high levelled stonemason pickaxe with reserve or fortune as it’ll respawn the smooth stone so that more ores can spawn and allow you to reserve a big path of ores whilst giving you fortuned drops which gives you a load more ores that what the ore seed offered. Miningworld If you are aware of the mini game called Miningworld (check out my thread explaining the mini game: https://savage.games/threads/mining-world.106397/ ) it’s an easy and free way to earn stars as well as challenge xp and its fun to spend some time away from your skyblock island or the warzone and to just relax and mine away however due to it being a pvp minigame, I advise you to be careful as some players can be ruthless to build their own balance. As well as mining ores to improve your balance after the minigame, whilst mining in the Miningworld you’ll receive Miningworld tokens which you can then save up to buy items using the tokens which allows you to make even more money. Crop farms An easy way to make money when first starting is to grow some vanilla farms such as melon, wheat, sugar cane, potato and the very original cacti farm which are all comfortable ways to make money on the server which can be left and not needing to constantly be assisted (such as afking a mob grinder). These crop farms can just be included as a disguised money profit and just as a pretty aspect to your island and the crops can grow naturally as long as you’re on your island doing such things like completing challenges or building. The potato farms can be really useful as you can have the chance to get your hands on a dr. potato grinder head (by grinding super potatoes with a groot v hoe) and therefore make a decent amount of income by selling the potatoes and other drops the grinder head will drop. The original crop farm which is a must, is the cacti farm as it is an automatic farm which even though is a little time consuming and confusing to set up, it makes a lot of money and doesn’t require much effort afterwards. (You can always visit player’s public islands to see their cacti farms or look on YouTube to see tutorials on how to build one). Spawners Spawners are generally one of the most common ways used to earn stars when afk or used to complete challenges as there are a wide variety of them and all have different drops which are differently priced (the animal Spawners such as: pig, cow, sheep, chicken are all the lowest priced Spawners whereas the hostile mobs. Such as: zombie (350k), spider (500k), skeleton (750k), blaze (1,750,000m), witch (2,750,000m), iron golem (3,500,000m) and finally enderman (10,000,000m)) which allows people to create mob grinders that are either automatic and instantly kills them (like an iron golem spawner) or a grinder which allows you to gather xp and sword/axe experience by manually killing them (such as witch, zombie, skeleton etc). And so after using the other methods to gain a decent balance, I suggest investing in a few Spawners because even though your balance would decrease, you’d surely make profit after a small afk sit-in. (Once again, I suggest going to player’s public islands or watching YouTube tutorials on how to build a mob spawner) Coin flipping Now this one will be short as it is in a massive debate all over the server due to gambling issues and players believing it is rigged, however it is totally random and so if you feel lucky and you want to; then use the command /cf or /coinflip to place a bet and may the odds be ever in your favour. I hope this guide will be of some use to you and hope it is detailed enough to understand, but please let me know if there is anything that should be added or changed and your personal opinion on making stars on the server.